EDITION OF MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 [PetPowell Press] — We are staggeringly beyond the midpoint of June 2019 and approaching the halfway point of the whole year . Summer arrives at 10:54 a.m. this Friday in Texas , according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, founded in 1792 before Dallas was even a thought.
If you think the year is moving fast, consider how fast intake is moving at the Fort Worth Animal Care & Control Shelter.
Ginger Leach, our longtime tipster from FWACC, sent a tip on a WFAA-TV story headlined, “More than 300 animals have been taken in by the Fort Worth Animal Shelter in 6 days.” Available at FWACC this very day are Tex, a year old Pittie boy, and this 2-year-old boy cat who, if memory serves, is the very first cat I’ve ever seen who was named Archimedes.
Read the story HERE See the animals and how to adopt them HERE .
And, remember FWAAC had already planned its “MEGA ADOPTION EVENT” for June 29-30 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
MEANWHILE IN DALLAS…
Dallas Animal Services is not only running the $10 dog and cat adoption, but on Wednesdays, you can adopt a Dallas dog 6 months or older for ONE LOUSY DOLLAR — that’s right, you can get a million dollar dog for a dollar.
Find that valuable friend at either the big DAS shelter at on Westmoreland at I-30 or at the PetSmart Everyday Adopton Center, 16821 N. Coit Road, in Dallas.
I bring all that up so I can point out this artwork DAS has posted on its Facebook page and it’s website. It’s lighthearted artwork. And I just want to note that there are a lot of veteran rescuers and shelter-watchers who can remember the time when Dallas Animal Services didn’t have a sense of humor. Or a sense of marketing, either.
Moving along… Around noon Sunday, DAS was caring for 240 dogs, 211 cats and 6 “other” — the other include Macy the Guinea Pig, a young female rabbit, two male rats (Doc and Neo) and two cockatiels, Deitra the girl and Sam the boy.
Go to www.dallasanimalservices.org to see the animals.
That dog is 8-year-old German Shepherd Havoc (A0666474), in the shelter’s care since May 17. He’s in foster care so as about him by emailing DASFoster@dallascityhall.com. The beautiful “Calico Domestic Shorthair” is Bell, already spayed, about 4 years old, and currently at the Everyday Adoption Center on Coit Road.
She’s been in DAS care since June 8.
The shelter has more kittens than the entire nation of Catsylvania.
HAVE A CONFINING MISSION
We’re talking specific needs in this case. Tawana Couch, the guiding light of the Society for Companion Animals, needs volunteers to help assemble dog crates for transporting dogs that are unwanted around here to places that have enough sense to adopt these spurned Texas dogs. Want to become a volunteer? Email Tawana at email@example.com.
Also, supplies are needed, specifically large dog pee pads ( never typed that before! ), blankets, towels and other supples.
The other thing needed? Volunteers.
Not just for normal tasks, but also for helping with the 2020 Flying Pets fundraiser. Email Tawana to see how you can help — plenty of chores and do-good opportunities.
COCO AND RUBY:
WAITING IN MESQUITE
Our dependable Mesquite volunteer tipster Judi Brown has been monitoring the progress of Ruby (right) and her daughter, Coco, surrendered on June 4 because their human had too many animals .
Ruby is 3 and weighs 63 pounds and Coco is 2 and weighs 51 pounds.
Judi writes, “I was there when they were surrendered and I could see the fear in their eyes. It took days for them to decompress and now thanks to a wonderful behavioralist volunteer” both dogs are gradually warming up.
Coco is 41859138 and Ruby is 41859149. Use their numbers when you call the shelter at 972-216-6283 or email rescues@cityofmesquite.
A HEARTFELT REPORT
FROM BURNS FLAT, OKLA.
The tough rescuer from Burns Flat, Terry Lynn Fisher, sent a note about her life with animals and some dogs that need some help. Keep in mind she has many more animals on her “agenda” than these. And you can always reach her at remem- bering_oddball@ yahoo.com. Here’s what she wrote over the weekend: “ The pain comes from deep within..
.I try so hard to keep up with all the dogs so many people just throw away like a piece of trash. I will never understand it..
We are a small town, yet we stay full.
“These four are so precious. Their momma is half-St.
Bernard so they are big ones. They were found dumped and a lady called to ask if I could help them. They were so skinny and in poor shape. I told her if she could foster while I looked for rescue, I would do what I could to save them.
“ After 5 weeks, we finally got them accepted to rescue in Washington State.
“This past week, I had them taken to the vet to get health certificates. I was so devastated to learn they had an eye infection and could not get a health certificate. And to make matters worse, one is almost totally blind.
“So six weeks after being found, the lady wants them gone and I have no place for them. They are being treated for the eye infection, but they missed the transport and there is no telling when they will have another one or if the rescue will even still have room.
“So here I am, pound full, several other places I use full, four at the vet, 2 on an abuse case, and no place for these babies.
“They are all males, all so sweet and all BIG BOYS. They are only about 5 months old.
“PLEASE. If anyone can help with them, they need a place ASAP. We need help with the vetting. We need someplace for them to go and be safe while I start all over on finding a rescue. I know there have been so many needs from here lately.
Please understand, I am honestly doing the best I can. I am so alone out here. It has taken so much out of me to try and keep up with all the poor dogs out here. I am so grateful for all of you. ”
That’s Terry Lynn’s report for this edition. There are more animals that need help. Email her at remembering_oddball@yahoo.
com. To help with the vet bill, contact Elk Creek Clinic, 1301 Airport Industrial, Elk City, OK, 73655 (Call 580-225-4863). She has a PayPal address: bfvfd_109@yahoo.
ABOUT A DOG NAMED CHAMP
We write so frequently about people who are helping animals. Now, we have a story about a dog named Champ and the people he helped while they were helping him. You won’t want to miss it.
Our Eastern Seaboard Bureau Chief Andy Fisher saw Mike Kelly’s column on northjersey.com and sent me a copy and a warning that read “Get out a couple of hankies.” He was right. But it is worth every teardrop — it’ll renew your faith in the human heart. HERE’S THE LINK.
And if you’ve ever fostered a dog, you’ll appreciate this quote from one of Champ’s humans: “The more love he got, the better he got.”
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